Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 24th October 2021




Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


24th October 2021            Issue 84                              The Last Sunday after Trinity/Bible Sunday


All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.

2 Timothy 3 v16,17 GNB

 St. Mary’s        10.00 am Family Service

                           3.30 pm Holy Communion

St James            9.30am Holy Communion

St Barnabas     10.45am Holy Communion

                          4.00 pm Sunday@4

St John’s           8.00 am Holy Communion

                           10.00 am Holy Communion

                        Friday Livestreamed Service of Holy Communion: may vary

 (see St John’s social media in advance) but the

service remains available to view after broadcast


Sunday 24th October

9.00 am Zoom Service

Saturday 23rd October

5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom  Service


Text Box: Saturday 23rd October
5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom  Service



     Children’s Church Harvest Special 

Tune in this month to see how we are celebrating harvest this year. Join us for stories, prayers and a very tricky harvest quiz!








The Collect Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.















Zoom Services - we are introducing some new songs! If you would like to hear them visit the St James website and follow the link

Bible Readings last Sunday after Trinity Jeremiah 31 v7-9            Hebrews 7 v23-28       Mark 10 v 46-52

Bible readings Bible Sunday Isaiah 55 v1 -11   2 Timothy  3 v14 - 4 v5       John 5 v36b - 47

The Additional Collect: Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will, we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Considering Confirmation? A meeting for all those interested in being confirmed is being held on Sunday 7th November at 4.00 pm at St Barnabas Church, Joydens Wood. For further information or to indicate attendance please speak with any of the Team clergy.




Forthcoming events


The Mothers’ Union October branch meeting will be on Thursday 28th October at 2.30pm in the Harold Porter Hall behind St Barnabas Church.  Our theme is 'Back in Time in Bexley’  and Bella Smith will be sharing her research findings! We welcome any visitors who are interested in the work of Mothers’ Union or have been members elsewhere.

Mothers’ Union Autumn Members Meeting Saturday 30th October 9.30am - 2.30pm at the Christ Church Centre, Charterhouse Road, Orpington Please let Kathy Hubbard (via Ren) know if you wish to attend this meeting so she can book you a place.


Friends of St Mary’s and the Grove Singers present ‘A Celebration of Birds in Song’ Saturday 30th October at 7.00 pm. Tickets £10 including refreshments

Tickets can be obtained from Roger and Sheila Thompson 01322 522071

or Barbara Graham 0208 308 0872 or at the door. Proceeds to Friends of St Mary’s


North Cray community’s Festival of Remembrance Sunday 7th November (the weekend before Remembrance Sunday) Programme - 9.30 am BCP Holy Communion at St James, followed by a parade from the War Memorial to the Scouts’ Geoffrey Hall, Leafield Lane, North Cray where there will be a display of stories and memorabilia.


St John’s Bexley 27th November       Douze Noels Harp Recital


Bexley Winter Shelter: Volunteers Wanted!: As with the 2021 season, Bexley Winter Shelter will be providing guests with individual accommodation for the 2022 season, however they will be able to bring guests together for communal meals and will require volunteers from churches and the community to facilitate this. To register interest or for further details, please email


Christian Stewardship

For St Barnabas Any contributions can be dropped off at the Treasurer’s house or at the Vicarage. Or you can give by BACS transfer.  In all cases, if you are a taxpayer, please ‘Gift Aid’ your giving.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact David Peters on 01322 529796 or email

For St James, North Cray Contributions can be dropped off at 91 The Grove, or made by BACS transfer, contact Suzy Higgs on 07799072548. Please make cheques payable to St James, North Cray PCC.

For St John’s You can give to the continuing upkeep and ministry of St John’s via our Just Giving page:

For St Mary’s If you ordinarily make your financial contributions in church, but in the present circumstances wish to contribute by cheque then please make your cheque payable to St Mary’s Bexley PCC and send it,

c/o C Lee 11 Holmesdale Road Bexleyheath DA7 4TJ your continued support is much appreciated.


Each week the musicians at St James North Cray offer links to a selection of songs and music for us to enjoy. These can be found on our website


St John’s Sermons are posted each Sunday at

Social media – engage with us via Facebook (/stjohnsbexley, Twitter (@stjohnsbexley) and Instagram (@stjohnsbexley)




Team Rector: Rev’d Canon Ren Harding     01322 528923             07836644782

Associate Priest: Rev’d Sue Twynam                        01322 559501             07952468127

Team Vicar: Rev’d Edward Barlow                 01322 521786

Team Vicar: Rev’d Clive Wood                 01322 270942             07982392809

Team Curate: Rev’d Matt Hodder                                              07889873125


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